There is an air of festive activity in Mumbai . Whether it is a private celebration at home or a community celebration, hectic preparations are afoot to receive Ganesha. Especially in the flower markets that are filled with flowers for Ganesha.
Thankfully, the rain gods are giving us a breather. And the flower markets are full of seasonal blooms and exotic flowers. For several years now fake flowers people prefer fake flowers. Unfortunately, they aren’t always aesthetically pleasing. Also, people forget that Ganesha’s favourite flowers are red hibiscus and balsam.
At street corners, temporary pandals are being set up. These structures already have the larger idols in place.
You can also spot rickety traffic control towers at street corners. These help traffic police ensure smooth traffic flow.
I’m looking forward to welcoming Lord Ganesh to our home . Today I will start the clean up and look around for flowers for my Ganesha.
Does your city see any public celebration?
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